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The Pop-Up City Book

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Pop-Up City and BIS Publishers present Pop-Up City: City-Making in a Fluid World, a book that tells an inspiring story about the rise of pop-up culture and its impact on cities across the globe.

Why are big brands moving their flagship stores into shipping containers? How come that offices start to look like bars? And why do architects want to design a house on legs these days? Flexibilisation is a mega-trend that is radically changing our lives. Life-time jobs are a relic of the past, we travel more and farther than ever before, the number of divorces has reached an all-time high, and we ask ourselves why we ever needed buildings that last for centuries. The world is becoming fluid and, as a result, urbanites, enterprises, and governments are coming up with refreshing solutions in order to deal with a permanent state of change.

Based on six years of blogging on popupcity.net for an international audience of millions, authors Jeroen Beekmans and Joop de Boer describe the birth of a new dimension in city-making based on ground-breaking ideas that take pop-up as a starting point, varying from modular hotels and parasite cinemas to urban hacking, rooftop farms, and foldable houses.

Pop-Up City is an eye-opening must-have for urban enthusiasts and professionals working in urbanism, design and marketing, as well as for a larger group of curious companions who are interested in seeing where today’s cities are taking us, and where we are taking our cities.

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Pop-Up City: City-Making in a Fluid World
Jeroen Beekmans and Joop de Boer
Published by BIS Publishers
Designed by Vruchtvlees
288 pages
190 x 240 mm, full colour, hardcover
ISBN 978-90-6369-354-1
€ 34

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